“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Learn to Work With Strong Emotions

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

September 28th

Learn to acknowledge and work with the various types of suffering that arise in our day to day life. We'll practice meditation techniques that help us to identify the quality, nature and experience of emotions, so that we can greet them with gentleness an Continue »

Learn to Live Mindfully: Self-Care Sunday

with Jane Stevens

October 2nd

This day of soft practice structure provides a caring space to nurture your meditation practice while enjoying some uninterrupted down time. Caregivers enjoy a 20% discount. Continue »

The Six Ways of Ruling

with Jane Arthur

October 22nd—October 23rd

Teachings on the Six Ways of Ruling, unique Shambhala teachings on society and leadership, advise us on how to rule our mind and our environment so that our inner peace and power can spread out into the world. Continue »

Dismantling Racism with Meditation: A Workshop for White People

with Kara Dansky

October 24th

Do you want to learn more about what you can do to end racism? Do you want to learn how to engage meditation in racial justice work? If so, this workshop is right for you. Continue »

Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies

with Acharya Richard John

November 11th—November 13th

Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies is based on the principles of the five buddha families, or five basic energetic styles that make up the phenomenal world. Continue »

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